Dr. Savitha Elam-Kootil is an advisory board member at MyYogaTeacher , and she practices internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente where she specializes in primary care, chronic disease management, and elder care. She is also a lead physician for depression care management – a primary care initiative to improve patient health.
Raised in Southern India, Dr. Elam-Kootil developed an awareness of yoga early on in her life. After moving to the United States, she began to see a need for the transformative effects of yoga to improve her patients’ mental and physical health.
Having witnessed the benefits of yoga, Dr. Elam-Kootil regularly recommends it to her patients to help with a wide range of issues, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnea, insomnia, depression, anxiety, chronic low back pain, and chronic addictions.
“I tell patients that yoga is not just a physical practice with difficult poses, but also a mental practice that can help with breathing, posture, and feeling better emotionally,” says Dr. Elam-Kootil, who takes a holistic approach towards health.
- J.L.N. Medical College
- Belgaum, Karnataka, India
- Internship at the University of South Carolina Richland Memorial Hospital
- Residency at the Atlanta Medical Center
- Board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
- Recipient of Kaiser Permanente’s Golden Stethoscope award
- Board certified in sleep medicine by the American Society of Sleep Medicine
- Clinical hypertension specialist certified by by the American Society of Hypertension.
- Internist at Kaiser Permanente Georgia
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